HARASSMENT BASED ON RACE, GENDER, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, PREGNANCY, DISABILITY AND PERCEIVED DISABILITY, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, ETC.
Settled a case in which plaintiff was employed by a large corporation, and was required to work half of his time in Mexico. The plaintiff claimed that he was sexually harassed by his male supervisor and customers of the company as a result of being forced to go to sex clubs to “entertain” clients. The company management claimed that it had no idea such conduct was occurring, that plaintiff had never complained about the conduct, and that there were social media posts suggesting that plaintiff voluntarily participated in these activities.
Resolved a case against a large retail company wherein an Orthodox Jewish employee claimed he was required to work during the Jewish Sabbath. Despite complaints to HR that his religion forbade him to work during the Sabbath, the company harassed and pressured him to do so, especially during busy promotional days. Plaintiff claimed he was forced to choose between his religion and his job, and was constructively terminated.
Settled a case where the plaintiff was an African American forklift operator at a large warehouse facility. On multiple occasions, pictures of the Ku Klux Klan and burning crosses were taped to his locker, and a noose was left on his windshield. Following an investigation, the company could not determine who was responsible for these acts, and offered plaintiff the opportunity to work at another location much further from his home. The harassment continued and the company allegedly told plaintiff there was nothing else it could do.
Resolved matter concerning a female employee of a bank who was repeatedly asked out on a date by her supervisor, but politely declined each time. The supervisor then allegedly began to micromanage the employee, find fault with minor work issues that had never before been an issue, wrote her up, and eventually placed her on a Performance Improvement Plan. The employee quit shortly thereafter.
Settled a case regarding an employee of Arab ethnicity who was allegedly harassed by his co-workers. The employee claimed three co-workers told him, “your type is not welcome in America”, “we’ll be watching you”, and asked him if he “was in a sleeper cell”. The employee claimed that his supervisor had witnessed some of these comments and just laughed.